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Matthew Pennycook: It is a pleasure to respond to this wide-ranging and well-subscribed debate on behalf of the Opposition. I start by thanking all right hon. and hon. Members who have taken part in the debate today, and the right hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers) for opening it. I also pay tribute to the initiators of each of the petitions under consideration and, by my calculation, the...
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether photography studios must remain closed to members of the public during the current phase of the easing of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Matthew Pennycook: The COP26 summit, now rescheduled for November 2021, will be a critical moment in a fight against runaway global heating. We all have a stake in ensuring that it is a success. Building momentum for that summit and establishing our credibility as its host is dependent on demonstrable leadership at home. In that regard, does the Minister agree that there is a strong case for publishing our...
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received notification from Yolo London Ltd of its intention to make more than 20 employees redundant as per section 193(2) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP Bureau on agreeing a new date for the COP26 summit.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Government has made on bringing forward a UK Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement 2015.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allow maintained nursery schools to access funding for exceptional costs in response to the covid-19 outbreak for the period from March to July 2020.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many times the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change has met since its establishment.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide financial support to independent community news publications during the covid-19 outbreak.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his policy to publish the prospectus for the Building Safety Fund in May 2020.
Matthew Pennycook: What recent steps he has taken to help ensure the removal and replacement of unsafe non-ACM cladding from high-rise residential blocks.
Matthew Pennycook: I thank the Secretary of State for his response. He will, though, I know, be conscious of the additional strain that—[Inaudible.]
Matthew Pennycook: Will the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care please speak to his right hon. Friend the Environment Secretary about what more can be done to guarantee essential food supplies to those who are symptomatic and self-isolating? In the absence of the Health Secretary’s national volunteering scheme, which is not yet in operation—at least, not in my part of south-east London—people...
Matthew Pennycook: My office is inundated with pleas for assistance from leaseholders who cannot sell or remortgage their properties because of post-Grenfell advice on cladding and building safety. I have applied for a Westminster Hall debate, but can we have a debate in Government time about the mortgage crisis and cladding? It is clear that the external wall system process is not working as it should.
Matthew Pennycook: What plans he has to reduce the number of people affected by aircraft noise living (a) near and (b) under Heathrow airport flight paths.
Matthew Pennycook: I thank the Minister for that answer. She will know that 70% of the aircraft that arrive at Heathrow do so via what is known as westerly operations, involving a final approach over my constituency and others in south London. Given the concerns about noise on the part of those living under these flight paths, can the Minister tell the House whether the Bill on modernising our airspace that the...
Matthew Pennycook: Earlier today, I was contacted by a constituent who flew back from northern Italy yesterday evening. He told me that, on landing, there was a complete lack of information and no staff were on hand to offer any guidance. He proceeded to watch most people from that flight spill on to public transport. I fully agree with the Secretary of State’s advice that we should follow the medical...
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time times for a full treatment pathway at each NHS gender identity clinic in England in each of the last three years.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the current maximum waiting time from initial referral to a first appointment at each NHS gender identity clinic in England.
Matthew Pennycook: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his timescale is for publishing an updated list of ministerial responsibilities, including executive agencies and non-ministerial departments.